Biography & Education

Biography

Coming from a family filled with medical experts, becoming a physician was an easy choice for Dr. Jeff Pavelka. "I was attracted to the science, as well as the humanistic principles of medicine," says Dr. Pavelka. "I try to focus on the individual person rather than the specific condition."

Dr. Pavelka believes his most important role as a medical provider is to instill wellness and prevention into his patients' lives. "Being able to educate my patients about how to get and stay healthy is as important as diagnosing and treating illness," he says.

After earning his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pavelka completed his internship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center. He then went on to complete a family medicine residency at Nova Southeastern University in Wellington, Fla. Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Dr. Pavelka was born and raised in Indianapolis. In his free time, he enjoys running, cycling and spending time with his dogs. 

Areas of expertise

Family medicine, diabetes

Education

Medical degree: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago
Internship: Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Residency, Family Medicine: Nova Southeastern University, Wellington, Fla.

Dr. Pavelka is board certified in family medicine. 

Languages
  • English

Care Locations

16180 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 102
Happy Valley, OR 97015

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
  • General practice
Services Provided

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.3 out of 5 (116 Ratings, 32 Comments)

90

06/03/2015
I am happy with my care provider
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

05/27/2015
I was a [...] patient for many years & was worried about switching to Providence but am so glad I did! All of the staff is nice, they recognize you when you come in, &, 9 out of 10 times I can see my primary the same or next day. He's come to know my medical history & is always willing to help me with whatever is needed.
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100

05/25/2015
Met my Dr for the first time, he was knowledgeable, and patient, and awnsered all my questions thoroughly.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/25/2015
new provider for me, no complaints
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90

05/13/2015
THIS DOCTOR UNDERSTANDS PHISICAL PAIN VERY WELL AS THIS IS THE MOST PRESSING ISSUE I HAVE, MY GENERAL HEALTH IS GOOD AND OF COURSE HE UNDERSTANDS THAT AS WELL , HAS GOOD COMMUNICATION SDKILLS
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

05/06/2015
I was at Providence Gateway for many years, I just changed to Happy Valley and have found it quite satisfactory. They seem to be very organized, and Dr. Pavelka seems to be relaxed and interested in my concerns. I have gone to Urgent Care there also, and have had same good experience.
Providence Health & Services Patient
30

05/03/2015
had an X-ray done. got my results in "my chart" didn't understand X-ray result, called to get dr to explain it to me but wouldn't call back, finally nurse said my regular dr would discuss it with me at my next appt which was 2 1/2 weeks away. very upset
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04/29/2015
Both the Provider and Nurse took time to listen...felt very patient friendly. Made my next steps and referrals easy to understand.
Providence Health & Services Patient
50

04/28/2015
This was my first initial visit. I liked the fact that I can drop in for Lab work when is convenient for me. I still have to do this. I did use the online service asking a couple of questions and there was a delay in getting responses from the stated 3 business days.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/10/2015
Everyone was so very nice and cheerful.
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80

04/08/2015
Felt a little rushed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

04/07/2015
With in few hours of leaving my appointment the physical therapist called to schedule an appointment. very impressed.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

04/01/2015
The care provider was extremely knowledgeable and was able to make me feel comfortable in an environment where I usually am not.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

03/31/2015
Excellent communication and good bedside manner, very well informed on men issues and after looking for a good health provider after 2 years, I finally found one in Dr. Pavelka.
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100

03/24/2015
Really connected with Dr Pavelka! I appreciated how well he listened to me !
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100

03/02/2015
To long of a wait in reception room
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20

02/25/2015
Rushed thru the appt. Did not explain clearly the course of action I needed.
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100

02/17/2015
he is very knowledgable and got me what i needed to get better. this is the first time i saw him...i had come to urgent care for server bronchitis.
Providence Health & Services Patient
80

01/25/2015
Dr. Palvelka was great! I wish he was my primary care dr. My husband and son have him as their primary and like him a lot too.
Providence Health & Services Patient
90

12/10/2014
I'm very pleased with the care and treatment that Dr. Pavelka and his team have given me.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

12/01/2014
Dr. Pavelka was extremely attentive to my concerns and actually listened to me while looking at me. That goes a long way in building trust with a Doctor. He is so professional and knowledgeable that I would definitely recommend him to other potential patients. Thank him for me
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11/11/2014
He was arrogant and rude. I have never been treated so horribly in my life. This doctor should not be practicing medicine.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

10/21/2014
He listened well and was very interested in my situation.
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10/16/2014
Excellent care, I am very happy with everyone I came in contact with/
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10/14/2014
I went in with a UTI and he was helpful about it but, I had other concerns that had been bothering me prior or not related to UTI that he didn't really give much help about it this concern and when I was talking to him about it he was kind of walking out of the room without me finishing talking,I felt like he just wanted to treat me for the UTI and not my other concerns, or he was just in a rush to finish with the visit. I've never experienced anything like this from anybody else from this Inmediate Care facility at Happy Valley, I was very dissappointed with this visit.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

09/24/2014
This was my first visit to this provider. I had been with the same physician for 12 years and felt that my needs and medical concerns were not being addressed fully. My husband visited this provider several months ago as he felt the same about our previous physician. We are both extremely pleased with the care we have received so far. Dr. Pavelka was kind, considerate and took the time to fully understand what my concerns were regarding my health. When I left the clinic, I truly felt that I had made the right decision to change physicians and choose Dr. Pavelka.
Providence Health & Services Patient
60

09/17/2014
I wrote a list of 5 or so items that I wanted to review since this was my first visit and my first visit to any doctor in a few years. I turned it in with the forms and paperwork. My list was not provided to the doctor, so he had no idea why I was there and what I was trying to manage. Dropped ball on communication from my hand in of forms to first meet with doctor. Additionally, my test results are in and I am not hearing what they mean and what needs to be changed in terms of meds, if any.
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

09/01/2014
I felt rushed, unvalued and like what I had to say didn't matter. For me there is nothing worse than a condescending tone, or a feeling that I am perceived as whining. I ONLY go to a doctor, when I am to sick to treat myself. I ended up back at this facility four days later to meet with another provider for a second opinion.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/27/2014
Everything good. No complaints.
Providence Health & Services Patient
100

08/27/2014
Great attitude and disposition
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100

08/26/2014
[...] Dr. Pavelka is the first and only doctor I've ever had that I'm completely comfortable with & actually like. He's quick to address whatever issue I have & quick to return calls, emails, or, explain test results. I've never had a bad experience with him or anybody in his office. Very happy with my care provider & his team!
Providence Health & Services Patient
40

08/26/2014
The only bad experience is in getting prescriptions filled. The process usually takes over one week after the medication is sent for refills. Generally takes four phone calls to office after prescription is sent in by pharmacy. Since 2007 we have never had a refill go easily. Always takes multiple phone calls to office
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